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Matt Smith cast in American Psycho at Almeida Theatre


Matt Smith has been cast in the world premiere of American Psycho, a musical thriller at the Almeida Theatre, an Off West End venue, in Islington, north London, from 3 Dec 2013 to 25 Jan 2014.

Matt Smith will take the part of Patrick Bateman alongside an ensemble cast which includes Ben Aldridge, Charlie Anson, Jonathan Bailey, Katie Brayben, Cassandra Compton, Holly Dale Spencer, Susannah Fielding, Simon Gregor, Holly James, Lucie Jones, Tom Kay, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Eugene McCoy, Hugh Skinner.

Matt Smith is in his fourth and final year playing Doctor Who in the cult BBC TV show. Theatre credits include That Face at the Royal Court, On the Shore of the Wide World, Burn, Citizenship, Chatroom and The History Boys all at the National Theatre.

Directed by Rupert Goold, American Psycho has book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. It is designed by Es Devlin , lighting by Jon Clark, choreography by Lynne Page, and musical direction from David Shrubsole. An Almeida co-production with Headlong in association with David Johnson and Jesse Singer for Act 4 Entertainment.

Living the high life in 1980s Manhattan, Patrick Bateman has it all – looks, money, style and status. He and his entourage buy the most expensive designer clothes, eat at the most exclusive restaurants and party at the hottest clubs. But privately, Patrick indulges in another kind of transgression. And people - including those closest to him - keep disappearing.

- by Darren Dalglish

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